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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Øxna 1III

[5] Freyr: As an ox-name Freyr is mentioned only in this list. The heiti could reflect the relations between Freyr as the god of fertility and one of the animals dedicated to him (cf. the stories in Víga-Glúms saga ch. 9, ÍF 9, 34 and Brandkrossa þáttr ch. 1, ÍS III, 2102, in which oxen are sacrificed to Freyr; see Turville-Petre 1964, 168).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Turville-Petre, Gabriel. 1964. Myth and Religion of the North. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  3. ÍF 9 = Eyfirðinga sǫgur. Ed. Jónas Kristjánsson. 1956.
  4. ÍS = Bragi Halldórsson et al., eds. 1987. Íslendinga sögur og þættir. 3 vols. Reykjavík: Svart á hvítu.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite (GlúmV)
  7. Not published: do not cite ()

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